Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2004) — Two new couples were inducted into the Walter Williams Society at its second dinner on Nov. 5 at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. The Society was founded in 2002 to recognize the generosity of private philanthropy to the School.
Joy Spencer Johnson, BJ ’48, and her husband Kenneth, and George Kennedy, BJ ’64, PhD ’78, and his wife Robin joined the more than 40 other donors at the dinner.
Thanking the guests and updating them on activities at the School were Chancellor Brady Deaton and Dean Dean Mills. Mills introduced President of the Board of Curators, Mary James, and President of the MU Alumni Association, Doug Crews, BJ ’73.
Pam Johnson, BJ ’69, the newly appointed executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, and Roger Fidler, the Institute’s inaugural Fellow, were introduced. Fidler is launching the world’s first live digital newspaper edition through the school’s community daily, the Columbia Missourian, as his Fellow’s project.
For information about the Walter Williams Society, please visit the School of Journalism page on the Giving to Mizzou website.
Updated: April 1, 2020